Month: December 2021

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Lawrence Kansas

A traveler cannot understand the Border War without a visit to Lawrence, Kansas. Lawrence is located about 30 miles west of Kansas City and was one of the first towns settled in the Kansas Territory. Lawrence was settled by abolitionist who were funded and supported by abolitionists like the New England Emigrant Aid Company among …

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Luther Dummy Taylor

Check out my latest column in the November 17 edition of the Johnson County Gazette.   This article is entitled, KSD’s Luther “Dummy” Taylor, World Series Champion in 1905″ and recounts the life and Major League Career of Luther Taylor, an 1890s graduate of the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe. Includes some interesting facts about …

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Lecompton Kansas

Lecompton is another town that has embraced its Civil War roots and markets itself to the outside world based on that image. The town’s slogan is “Historic Lecompton: The Birthplace of the Civil War, Where Slavery Began to Die.” Indeed, this very small town just a few miles northwest of Lawrence played a significant role …

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